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  • Fins add Al Saunders to staff

    The Fins have addedformer Chargers HC & longtime offensive assistant Al Saunders to their staff...I'm assuming they're hoping Saunders can help jump-start their anemic O, but i'm hoping he isn't being put in place as a potential HC candidate.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...as-consultant/

  • #2
    No don't think he is a HC candidate, but someone to help both Campbell and Lazor. Saunders and Lazor worked together in Washington. Looks like yesterday was a focus on the offense.

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    • #3
      Looks to be an adviser. With a career coaching record of 17–22 (.436) that seems about right. Looking at his resume he hasn't stayed with any team longer then 5 years and almost all of his stints have been 1-2 years. It seems that when he gets hired for a job that job doesn't last too long. At the age of 68 I highly doubt he was brought in for anything other then some NFL advice, even though he doesn't have a good coaching record in the NFL, he has more experience then anyone else on the staff. That's sad but true.

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      • #4
        My guess is that he is here to help Campbell keep everything together especially clock management. Saunders is a WCO/ZBS guy and while he has had deficiencies he was the OC in KC during the Homes glory years.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DolphinsFreak View Post
          Looks to be an adviser. With a career coaching record of 17–22 (.436) that seems about right. Looking at his resume he hasn't stayed with any team longer then 5 years and almost all of his stints have been 1-2 years. It seems that when he gets hired for a job that job doesn't last too long. At the age of 68 I highly doubt he was brought in for anything other then some NFL advice, even though he doesn't have a good coaching record in the NFL, he has more experience then anyone else on the staff. That's sad but true.
          Thanks for looking that up DF, i was too lazy to do it...Sounds about right, i didn't think he'd had much success wherever he went so hopefully we're not looking to him for too much advice...

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          • London Fish & Chips
            London Fish & Chips commented
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            Someone's got to hold the clip board....

          • Driven_Phinsane!
            Driven_Phinsane! commented
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            I think we got a lot of clipboard holder's...If you look closely you'll probably find that the clipboards are upside down...

          • DolphinsFreak
            DolphinsFreak commented
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            I had to look him up. I read the original thread and it stated that he was the former Chargers head coach and I had never heard of him. AHA I was curious as to why I have never heard of him. Well, his record, brief tenure and the few years he was with the team is why. I wasn't paying attention to Chargers football in '86-'86 so I didn't recognize his name. Hopefully Campbell will be focusing on the DEFENSIVE changes that need to be made today.

        • #6
          Yeah, my understanding is that he's only here as a consultant and to give an outside view... same as what Mangini did last year. I don't think he's actually on the staff at this point.

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          • #7
            The the most important line from this article. If anybody read my Failures of the ZBS Scheme thread and the links you should know this should be a GREAT thing.

            "When Saunders was the offensive coordinator of the Redskins under "Joe Gibbs" in 2006 and 2007, Lazor was the team’s quarterbacks coach."


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            • #8
              Staff or consultant, either way i probably shouldn't complain that we've hired Al Saunders..Hell, we could hire Colonel Sanders at this point & it would be an upgrade!

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